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Cameron County Education Initiative, Inc. Receives $175,000 Self Sufficiency Fund Training Grant

Date: Nov. 10, 2022

Media Contact: Angela Woellner
Phone: 512-463-8556

AUSTIN The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded Cameron County Education Initiative, Inc. (CCEI) a $175,000 Self Sufficiency Fund training grant to help 70 individuals gain in-demand skills to benefit them in the workforce. In partnership with Valley Baptist Medical Center, the funding will help provide job training skills for occupations in phlebotomy. Some of the trainees will be working with local automobile dealerships to receive training for occupations in automotive technology. Grant funding from the Self Sufficiency Fund will assist in developing the technical education and learning environment that will lead to industry-recognized certificates and credentials.

CCEI is investing in their community with customized training solutions that benefit Texans by enabling them to enter the workforce with industry-recognized certificates,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Congratulations on receiving this grant which provides new opportunities for the Cameron County area.”

The Self Sufficiency Fund provides funding to eligible training providers, including nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-based organizations, Texas public community or technical colleges, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service. The Self Sufficiency Fund pays for curriculum development, instructor fees and certifications, training materials, certain work-related expenses for trainees, and some training equipment.

TWC provides technical assistance to applicants at no charge.  The agency works directly with grant applicants, training providers, local workforce development boards, and community partners to ensure participants receive specific, customized training as well as support services to ensure placement in the occupations targeted through the grant. For more information, visit TWC’s Self Sufficiency Fund webpage  or contact TWC at 877-463-1777 or customizedtraining.solutions@twc.texas.gov.


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